A recently released report from an expert panel convened by the National Patient Safety Foundation suggests there is still much work to be done to make hospitals safer for patients. It’s true. Despite advancements over the past 15 years, incidence rates for blood clots, decubiti, falls and other avoidable infections and complications are still too common.
This reality is a growing problem for those who aspire to deliver the highest quality patient care experience possible. It creates challenges in patient satisfaction and care outcomes. Increasingly, it also directly hits the bottom line.